At the MathsJam weekend gathering earlier this month, we found ourselves invited to join maths podcasting supremo Samuel Hansen for a recording session. Nothing unusual there: podcasts have been recorded at MathsJam before. But this time Samuel wanted to record more than one podcast at the same time – since many of the maths podcasting community were present, it seemed like a good plan to grab anyone who wasn’t already doing something else and record something quite unlike any podcast you’ve ever heard.
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- Our piece on the Invariant Subspace Problem (and the more recent news)
- Log-log! Who’s there? Not a power law!
- Our coverage of the new Mersenne Prime news, and our meta-coverage of everyone else’s coverage of it
- The good, the bad, and Gowers
- Interesting comments discussion on the ‘What is a mathematician’ post
- The first in Katie’s series of Open Season posts, on Singmaster’s Conjecture
- Please consider hosting the Carnival of Mathematics
- Mysterious upcoming project – watch this space
- Mathematical Christmas cracker jokes
- Fractal Christmas trees
- Posts from MathsJam speakers – Tom Button on Radii of Polyhedra and Phil Harvey on AS Results and Batting Averages
- The Aperiodical’s Mathematical Survey
- Carnival of Mathematics 94
- Christian’s Recreational Maths Seminar
- Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums to return; maths students sought to take part
- Matt Parker’s Twitter Puzzle – 12th Nov
- John McKenna’s helpful comment about our title font
- Advances in pure nonsense
- Robert Schneider, Mathematical Musician/Musical Mathematician
- #MTT2K: Teachers critique Khan Academy
- Surds: what are they good for?
- Calculus of the Nervous System
- The new fonts on the site
- Christian’s new Aperiodical Round Up and Interesting Esoterica Summation
- Puzzlebomb October 2012
- Bill Thurston has died
- A glider on an aperiodic cellular automaton exists! (and the alternative glider Tim Hutton posted on Google+)
- Knitty spiked icosahedron
- Puzzlebomb – September 2012
- Matt Parker needs help building a domino computer
We haven’t done one of these for absolutely ages. Since all three of us were at the big MathsJam conference a couple of weekends ago, we decided to introduce a local minimum into the fun curve by sitting down and talking about how this site’s doing.
Actually, we ended up talking about the MathsJam baking competition for absolutely ages.
Two days late, because that is the way we rotate here, it’s another episode of our sporadic navel-gazing podcast.
In this episode we talked about:
After two months we’ve finally done another podcast! We completely forgot even the most rudimentary things about how to do a podcast. Sorry.
In this episode, we talked about:
If you’ve got some ideas for how we can do a better podcast, we’d be particularly keen to hear from you.
We took the opportunity of us all being in the same small slice of space and time (MathsJam, last weekend) to record another episode of our continuing audio part-work, The Aperiodcast.
We talked about:
Here’s another episode of our irregular podcast about what’s been happening on the site.
This time, we talked about:
Christian apologises for the poor sound quality, an unavoidable consequence of being at the family home for the weekend without a proper microphone.
Leaves are falling, a chilly wind is blowing and I can hear the distant thunder of undergrads’ hooves as they stampede towards my department. Yes, Summer is giving way to Autumn, so it’s time for another Aperiodcast. If you had “42 days” in the “when will the next Aperiodcast appear” sweepstake, report to the comments section below for your prize.
In this episode Peter and Christian were enjoying the comforts of their respective homes, while Katie was preparing to be sawn in half by a crazed Matt Parker at the British Science Festival. We talked about:
As always, we’re keen to hear about your mathematical exploits at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you still have eight days to submit items for the 90th Carnival of Mathematics, which you can do through our form.